Rackheath pupils help launch a month of litter picks in Broadland

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great Br

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great British Spring Clean. Ready to go to work from left, Eloisa Orme, nine; Mackenzie Ettridge, ten; James Nurse, nine; Calum Buckingham, nine; and Marshall Newton, nine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Pupils from Rackheath Primary School have helped launch a month of litter picks as part of The Great British Spring Clean.

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great Br

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great British Spring Clean. A full litter sack for, from left, Oliver Moore, Dylan Callum, Niamh Harris, Montie Mann, and Brooke Perrins. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Broadland District Council is backing the national campaign, which aims to get half a million people clearing up their local communities.

Throughout this month, the local authority will be lending out litter picking equipment and arranging collections of rubbish picked up by schools and community groups.

Yesterday, council officials teamed up with year five pupils and their teachers at Rackheath primary to pick litter in the woods adjacent to the school.

Chris Ashman, headteacher, said: 'By doing the litter picks, we are helping the children to think about the environment and about how litter can spoil our surroundings.'

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great Br

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great British Spring Clean. Trekking through the woods looking for litter with head teacher Chris Ashman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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For more information, email contracts.Envhealth@broadland.gov.uk or call 01603 430534.

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great Br

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great British Spring Clean. Brooke Perrins, left, and Montie Mann filling their litter sack. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great Br

Rackheath Primary School children pick up litter in their local woods for the launch of the Great British Spring Clean. Filling up their bag, from left, Matthew Dove, ten; Ruby Donnelly, nine; Harry Brown, ten; Freya Henderson, ten (front); and Charlotte Warrington, ten. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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